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How to handle vaccine arguments with your ex

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2017 | Fathers' Rights |

Divorced couples in Minnesota have many issues that remain after the papers are signed. This is especially true if they have children. The anti-vaccination movement has begun to have an effect of divorced couples who each stand on either side of the issue. When parents disagree about vaccinating their children, it can create a sticky legal situation.

According to Fox News, vaccination arguments between divorced parents may lead to the courtroom. A recent story about a divorced couple who disagreed about vaccinating their child did go to court where the judge sided with the father who wanted the child vaccinated. The mother, who had custody, refused to follow the order. As a result, she was put in jail and the father received temporary custody of the child.

Such disagreements do not have to lead to the courtroom, though. NBC News suggests parents should try to work together to come to vaccination decisions. They should talk to a medical professional to learn about the pros and cons of getting children vaccinated. Doctors can usually help parents to see what is in the best interest of their child. Taking it on a case-by-case basis is helpful. Some children may be more vulnerable without the vaccinations than others. In addition, some areas may have a higher risk for certain diseases than others. While parents may not completely agree, compromises may be easier to reach when both parents are fully educated on vaccinations.

The prevailing opinion is vaccination is the best choice. It helps to prevent diseases from resurging. It also helps protect those who cannot be vaccinated due to health reasons.